In every case, the potential landlord subject to such restrictions would be responsible for determining whether prospective tenants could be allowed at a particular residence location. Minimum distance requirements should be considered, because the law recognizes that when several convicted sex offenders live together or near places where children are found, such as schools, restrictions are proper. The client bought a different home. A homeowners association may be a collection of single family detached residences or a condominium association. They also must include resources for information, such as county Web-based information as well as the state's Megan's Law database, a public notification and registration program named for a 7-year-old New Jersey girl who was raped and murdered in by a twice-convicted sex offender who moved into her neighborhood. This article discusses whether and how Idaho private homeowners associations can create restrictions on the residential locations of convicted sex offenders. HOA board members and their agents or contractors should avoid disclosing or discussing their personal opinions about convicted sex offenders, because they are irrelevant. Good planning and communication can help avoid or mitigate most complaints about HOA policies. Told by her real estate agent about the availability of such data, Schultz used the Los Angeles County Sex Offender Locator Web site and discovered there were five "serious" sex offenders living within one-tenth of a mile of the condominium she wanted to buy and 22 within a one-half mile radius. Since July 1, , California law has required that purchase contracts for residential property serve as a notification to buyers of the availability of information on sex offenders. In California all residential leases and rental agreements entered into on or after July 1, , must contain a paragraph in 8-point font which informs the resident that he or she has the right to access sex offender information. Indeed, [referencing Shapiro v. With care and prudent management, a governing board can protect resident safety and property values by creating reasonable restrictions, and implementing them with proper notice and hearing requirements. A group of homeowners may contractually bind themselves to greater restrictions than may apply in the law. However, not every informed buyer is still willing to buy.